Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Waikato’s Good Sports Celebrate at Claudelands

Press Release

Friday 31 January 2014

Waikato’s Good Sports Celebrate at Claudelands

Talented athletes from Taupo to Te Aroha gathered at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 30 January to celebrate sporting excellence across the region at the prestigious Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

Olympic gold medallist and world champion rower Eric Murray took away both the Arrow International Sportsman of the Year and Supreme Award for Sporting Excellence for the fifth consecutive year.

The diverse nature of Waikato sporting achievement was clearly evident on the night with more than 20 sporting codes represented at the Awards’ gala dinner. Athletes, coaches and administrators from every corner of the province were also recognised in 13 different categories.

The Brian Perry Sports Awards reveal the strength of the Waikato’s sporting foundations. The Awards celebrate achievements from club to high performance level, with today’s national and international sports stars being recognised alongside exciting emerging talent and secondary-school champions. Administrators, coaches, referees and clubs also receive due recognition for the way they contribute to great sporting performance.

The province’s strength in rugby was acknowledged, with the Chiefs franchise, its Coach Dave Rennie, Chiefs administrator Ross Brazier, women’s Sevens team member Honey Hireme, Waikato Rugby Union’s Tim Mikkelson and Hamilton Marist Premier Rugby Team all winning awards.

Hamilton City’s Event Facilities Director of Business Development Murray Jeffrey says the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards are an important opportunity to recognise grass roots sporting achievement. "It was a pleasure to have the Awards back at Claudelands to celebrate the outstanding achievements of people right across our region,” said Jeffrey.

“This is an opportunity to review great sporting moments of the past year and to acknowledge our premier sports people in the award-winning setting that Claudelands provides,” added Jeffrey.  (ends)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Auckland Relocation Grants: 12 Grants Paid So Far

Since the policy took effect one month ago, 12 applicants have received the non-recoverable grant, supporting 32 people. $54,508 has been paid out, covering things like moving costs, bond, rent in advance and letting fees. More>>

ALSO:

Vaccine Funding Change: HPV Vaccines For All Children

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people... The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will be available for all children and adults up to the age of 26 years, and boys will now be included in the HPV school vaccination programme. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Opinion Polls For Key And Trump Defy Gravity

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second time this year. More>>

Sugar: Auckland Leisure Centres Axe Unhealthy Drinks

Auckland Council is to stop selling drinks that are sweetened by sugar from vending machines at its leisure centres in a bid to try to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Todd McClay’s Faulty Memory

Time and again, whenever an issue arises the initial response by government is to deny or diminish the problem – nothing to worry about here, everything’s OK, move on. Then, hang on. In line with the usual pattern, as embarrassing details emerged into daylight, the story changed. More>>

ALSO:

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news